Homemade Chicken Fajitas

Chicken fajitas are one of our favourite dinners. The first time we had them we used an Old El Paso packet mix for the flavour but none of us really liked it so we found out how to make it ourselves. It is so easy, tasty and so much nicer than the pre-prepared mix, we've never looked back.

We tend to serve with shop bought salsa, guacamole and sour cream - these are often found fresh in the chilled cabinets. Of course, you can make your own salsa and guacamole if you have time. Just be careful you don't get a salsa that's too hot for the children!

AuthorJamesCategoryDifficultyBeginner

Don't buy packet mix, additive-ladened fajita flavouring when making your own is simple, cheaper and much more tasty.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins
 4 skinless chicken breasts
 2 onions
 2 large red peppers
 7 large flour tortillas - depending on how many you want!
 1 tbsp olive oil or rapeseed oil
 1 tsp cayenne chilli powder (more or less to taste)
 1/2 tsp ground cumin (more or less to taste)
 Salsa
 Guacamole
 Sour cream
1

Pre heat an oven to 180 c

2

Wrap the tortillas in foil, sprinkling a little water on the top tortilla before wrapping

3

Put the tortilla parcel in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes

4

Whilst the tortillas are warming, mix the onion, pepper and chicken in a large bowl with the oil and spices

5

Heat a large frying pan on the hob and add the oil - it needs to be hot so the food sizzles when it goes in

6

Add the contents of the bowl into the pan and cook, turning frequently to avoid it burning, for about 8 minutes until it starts browning

7

Don't put too much in the pan at once so cook in batches, keeping the cooked batches warm, if there is too much - this helps them cook better

8

Serve up by putting some of the fajitas on a tortilla with the salsa, guacamole and sour cream to taste

There is lots for the kids to get involved with, they can chop the peppers into strips using a special children's knife, such as the Pampered Chef My Safe Cutter that I wrote about recently, and older children can help stirring the frying pan. They can also make up their own fajitas, adding the toppings and rolling them up.

Ingredients

 4 skinless chicken breasts
 2 onions
 2 large red peppers
 7 large flour tortillas - depending on how many you want!
 1 tbsp olive oil or rapeseed oil
 1 tsp cayenne chilli powder (more or less to taste)
 1/2 tsp ground cumin (more or less to taste)
 Salsa
 Guacamole
 Sour cream

Directions

1

Pre heat an oven to 180 c

2

Wrap the tortillas in foil, sprinkling a little water on the top tortilla before wrapping

3

Put the tortilla parcel in the oven and cook for about 15 minutes

4

Whilst the tortillas are warming, mix the onion, pepper and chicken in a large bowl with the oil and spices

5

Heat a large frying pan on the hob and add the oil - it needs to be hot so the food sizzles when it goes in

6

Add the contents of the bowl into the pan and cook, turning frequently to avoid it burning, for about 8 minutes until it starts browning

7

Don't put too much in the pan at once so cook in batches, keeping the cooked batches warm, if there is too much - this helps them cook better

8

Serve up by putting some of the fajitas on a tortilla with the salsa, guacamole and sour cream to taste

Homemade Chicken Fajitas

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